Contemporary Wood Sculpture
December 18, 2012 - August 21, 2013
In the mid-20th century, the ancient craft of woodturning was transformed into a dynamic contemporary art form by a new breed of innovative American wood artists. Since then, pioneering artists have expanded their interest beyond functional objects to produce vessels and other sculptural forms that expressed their highly individualized aesthetic concerns. Over the last several years, the work of these dynamic artists has been collected by Robyn Horn, a wood artist herself, and her printer husband John. The Horns have donated pieces from their collection to numerous museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Asheville Art Museum in North Carolina, and the Columbus Museum. The works in this installation show the originality and skill of contemporary wood artists.